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Hi I'm Derek

I grew up in a small town in Utah. I love to play sports and laugh. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! I grew up in a family of eight: three brothers, two sisters, and my mom and dad. Family is everything to me and I believe I have the best. While growing up I have always had a passion for playing sports. I played four varsity sports in High School: football, basketball, soccer, track. I continue being active since it is a great part of my life. I like to go in the outdoors and camp, fish, hike, four-wheel, and just sit around a camp fire to tell stories. Being in the outdoors is very peaceful and a great opportunity to look at all of God's beautiful creations.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in this church with both my parents being members which is a blessing. Both of my parents also grew up in the church and are very faithful. I really became involved in the church when I was reading the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if this church was true. While I continued to read the Book of Mormon I received my answer by a burning sensation in my heart that this is the true gospel. I have never questioned the answer I received and continue to read the Book of Mormon and keep the Commandments. As I do so I continue to feel of that peacefull feeling that comes to my heart. I find so much peace and joy from choosing whats right and trying to follow the path which Jesus Christ has set.

How I live my faith

I am a person who loves to serve! I find so much joy when I am able to participate in helping anyone in need. Putting a smile on their face from doing a simple heartfelt act is what our Heavenly Father wants. The phrase "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is very true. By doing so you can make a difference in the world because kindness is contageous. Simple acts of kindness can lead to a great change in someones life and I always try to find ways I can ease their task.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

I know and testify in my own life that the Holy Ghost is key to all things in my life. From simple to complex decisions the Holy Ghost is there to guide me. I recieved the gift of the Holy Ghost when I was baptized at the age of 8. From then on I have been blessed to know which path to take. For example, my prayers have been answered through the Holy Ghost to know which college to attend and which classes to take. Everything worked out picture perfect and I had a successful year at college. I have no doubt in my mind that that is where I was supposed to attend, and I have been extremely blessed. The Holy Ghost is always right there willing to help. You just have to do your part, be open to receive the answer, and be willing to act upon the prompting that you will recieve. Show more Show less